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What are the fundamental outcomes of innovation?

Innovation is the successful introduction of something new. And fundamentally, it is the direct result of questioning the status quo; that which precedes it. So, when setting out to change the status quo it is useful to ask yourself: what's the … [Read more]

A cheat sheet of 19 different types of business models

To change the game, change the business model. But, what if you can't find one? Well, HBR published an article on business models that has the following cheat sheet of 19 different business models that you can brainstorm and adapt to a new … [Read more]

Architecting the Invisible: Creating a Culture of Innovation

"Without order, nothing can exist. Without chaos, nothing can evolve". Just found this is great talk by Greg Horowitt, Chief Evangelist and Co-Founder of T2 Venture Creation, about what it takes to create a culture of innovation. It's about belief … [Read more]

True innovators don’t have a culture that aims to please the boss

How many strategic plans look a little bit different from the year before? 99.9% do. When I say "a little bit different" I mean tighter strategies with incremental goals and objectives and more of the same activities as the year before. Yes, we've … [Read more]

For innovation: More prototypes, less powerpoints

Radically better products don't stand on the shoulder of giants, but on the shoulders of lots of iterations. The basis for success then, and for continual product excellence, is speed. - Eric Schmidt Indeed. Scrappy startups are known for acting … [Read more]

No standard behavior change, no innovation

"After this, the world will never be the same..." Those are the words a true innovator should say with complete conviction about their product or service because a world-changing outcome is what she/he sees in the future. Unfortunately, this isn't … [Read more]

Will Chief Innovation Officers still exist in five years?

A recent article in Fast Company touched on the topic of CIOs (Chief Innovation Officer) and how they've become more ubiquitous inside large organizations. This is an enterprise innovation tactic years in the making. But, do they actually mean … [Read more]